- Available in: Paperback, epub, Kindle
- ISBN: 978-1-948492-03-4
- Available: March 27, 2018
A serious comedy about choosing a career
This book is part of the Integrated Skills Through Drama series.
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Aida is in her last year of high school. She has good grades and she is planning to go to college. She wants to pursue a career in science and is thinking about a medical field. However, there is a catch. Aida is also good at acting. Her performance in a school play has caught the attention of the theatre director at a famous performing arts college. When he invites her to audition for a spot at the school, Aida’s friends and relatives are excited about the opportunity. Everyone has advice for her, but Aida must make her own decision about her future.
As students produce the play, they will practice many skills, including:
- Pronunciation Practice: Sentence and word stress
- Pragmatics Practice: Encouraging someone
- Production Skills: Learning a part and staging plays for students
- Attentive Listening: Discussing a career
- Readings on STEM Careers and Liberal Arts Careers, with profiles of Steve Herbet, CEO of Nimbix cloud computing, and Molly Dill, Production Director at the Houston Grand Opera
- Debate and Discussion: The future of science, how to choose a career
- Creative Writing: Add a scene, write a new play, change the ending.
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Praise for Her Own Worst Enemy
Her Own Worst Enemy is a fun play to produce, but it’s not just a play. It is actually a complete curriculum. You’ve got all the skills and guidance for adapting it to different levels, language goals, and time frames. Best of all, it offers a dynamic classroom experience. Students and teachers will look forward to coming to class!
—Joy Lindsey, Rice University
Her Own Worst Enemy provides an outstanding creative platform to be used in the English language learning classroom. With a comprehensive and flexible package of supporting materials, educators are encouraged to tailor the lessons to best meet the communicative needs of learners. The specific focus on pragmatics also presents an excellent opportunity for students to identify and practice key skills in one of the more challenging areas of communication.
— Scott Granville, Co-founder, Chasing Time English